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Complete Selection of Monique Doll Supplies Available at Discounted Prices From Land of Oz Dolls!

Human Hair Helen Wig By Monique Trading

Human Hair Helen Wig By Monique Trading (Shown on a Bru Jne R Painted by Connie Zink)

Good day to all of you! I wanted to let you all know about some new discounts I have on Monique Trading products. I have been a Monique distributor for so many years now I have lost count, but way over 30 years now. They now have a price list with some photos in it to help with your selections. They have some beautiful human hair wigs, along with synthetic mohair wigs and the largest selection of mod-acrylic wigs on the market, shoes, socks, doll stands, and many other accessories. Orders placed through Land of Oz Dolls will be drop-shipped directly to you from Monique Trading Co. Orders must be placed through Land of Oz Dolls by either email landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. You can not order directly through Monique and receive the discounts below. Their will not be any shopping cart buttons available on these items here on my website.

$0.00 to $49.00 = 10% off Retail Prices

$50.00 to $99.00 = 20% off Retail Prices

$100.00 to $299.00 = 30% off Retail Prices

Over $300.00 = 35% off Retail Prices.

Please Click on this Link to view the 83 page Monique Catalog and Price List”! 

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your order. Have a great day!

Connie Zink

 

 

Land of Oz Dolls To Participate In “All River Road Talent” Art Drive February 6th and 7th, 2016

Land of Oz Dolls will be participating in the “All River Road Talent” Art Drive Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th. Hours will be 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. If you are in the area please stop by and see the beautiful doll room displays of antique reproduction and modern dolls that are for sale. I have a collection of modern artist dolls that I am selling for a friend who has moved into a smaller place and does not have room for them anymore so some great bargains are available. Mail orders will also be available for dolls and supplies.

Happy Valentines Day Bru 13 by Connie Zink

Happy Valentines Day Bru 13 by Connie Zink

I have been busy working on some new dolls for the Art Drive. Here I am preparing a large Bru head for its bisque firing in the kiln.

Preparing the Heads for Bisque Firing

Preparing the Heads for Bisque Firing

I have also begun the china painting process on some heads.

First China Paintings On Some Heads

“Photography by Connie Zink” will also be open for the February “All River Road Talent” Art Drive. Many of my award winning photos of the Savanna-Sabula Bridge, nature photos and “Old Barn” landscape prints, both framed and unframed will be available for purchase. Drop by and check out the selection for Valentine’s Day gifts.

Savanna Sabula Bridge Photos Open House 1website

Here is a list of participating artists in the February “All River Road Talent” Art Drive:

February Participants in the All River Road Talent Art Drive "ARRT"

February Participants in the All River Road Talent Art Drive “ARRT”

Virtual Tour – Christmas in the Doll Room at Land of Oz Dolls!

Welcome everyone, to my new virtual tour of the Land of Oz Dolls doll display room. Everyday is Christmas at Land of Oz Dolls! For those of you too far away to visit during our Christmas Open House on November 14th and 15th, during the second weekend of the Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop, we put together this virtual tour so you would n’t have to miss seeing a thing. ( I will not be open the first weekend of the Shop Hop due to the Des Moines, Ia. and Davenport, Ia. doll shows.) Sit down, relax, have a cup of tea, and enjoy the tour! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

“Tour of the Doll Room” Continues On!

Good evening all, I am posting another nine photos of my doll room, continuing on with the tour. I know many of you are too far away to ever be able stop by for a visit and some of you had asked for a tour on the website. The response has been tremendous and thank you to all who have taken the time to comment or send me an email. There are still many photos to share, so until next time, have a great dolly evening! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Tour of the Doll Room at Land of Oz Dolls Continues!

Good morning everyone! Today my tour of the doll room at Land of Oz Dolls continues. I know most of you are too far away to ever be able to visit in person so I have had many requests to add this virtual tour to the website. I hope you enjoy your look around and more photos coming yet another day! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

“Fall” Open House Continues Tomorrow!

My “Fall” Open House continues through tomorrow until 5:00 pm. Here are a few of the visitors who stopped by today.

Open House September 5th 2014

Open House September 5th 2014

 I am the first one on the left, then Sue Sharp, Pam Willits, Jo Lovig , and Conni Lynch on the right. Pam and Sue make a lot of the costumes I show on my dolls. Conni and Jo were my first official guests at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. To learn more about Roberts’ Roost visit www.RobertsRoostCountryGuestHouse.com

It was great to see them all today!

If you are in the area please stop by tomorrow from 9:00 to 5:00!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

 

“Photos of the Day” 18″ April Modern Painted Eye Dolls

Good morning all, the Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 “Photos of the Day” are three of my 18″ “April” modern painted eye dolls. The original sculpture was created by Dianna Effner and the mold sold through Expression’s Dolls. Back in the winter of 2010 I taught an online eye painting class using these three dolls as my samples. “April” has intaglio eyes incised in the mold making her a little easier to learn the placement of the eyes. She is so much fun to paint and has such a sweet expression. All three dolls are wearing wigs from Monique Trading and the costumes were made by Sue Sharp of “The Sharp Needle”. I do have this doll available in soft-fired greenware, blank bisque and as a finished doll by order. She has her own all porcelain body (Portrait Body). I do have the CD Workbooks for Painted Eyes available on my website here.

"April" By Connie Zink

“April” By Connie Zink

"April" By Connie Zink

“April” By Connie Zink

"April" By Connie Zink

“April” By Connie Zink

 

Have a great dolly Wednesday!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

New “Photo of the Day” at Land of Oz Dolls!

Good morning all, and Happy Labor Day Weekend! For the last few months I have been doing a “Photo of the Day” on my Land of Oz Dolls Facebook page. It has been so popular, I have decided to try it out on my website for all of you who do not have access to Facebook. These photos are of dolls I have made in the past and are probably no longer available for sale. If you see one you are really interested in it wouldn’t hurt to ask, it may still be available. Otherwise the photos are for fun and to give you a daily dose of dolly hugs! Please let me know if you like them!

My first “Photo of the Day” is actually a black and white photo of some patriotic Bleuettes. The one on the left is a Bleuette “Friend” made from the 1907 Jumeau mold from Collectible Doll Co. The two in the center are Bleuette “Golds” SFBJ 60 made from a Seeley mold. The one on the right is a Premiere Jumeau Bleuette also made from a Seeley mold. They are all dressed in patriotic costumes created by Clara Pelfrey.

Patriotic Bleuettes

Patriotic Bleuettes

I hope you will enjoy your daily dose of dolly love,

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Announcing “Fall” Open House at Land of Oz Dolls – September 5th and 6th, 2014

Visit the "Fall" Open House at Land of Oz Dolls

Visit the “Fall” Open House at Land of Oz Dolls

Land of Oz Dolls will hold their annual “Fall” Open House on Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. View the fabulous doll displays and take a stroll through the “Gardens of Oz”. Special discounts on selected items will apply and refreshments will be available. Discounts will also apply to mail order sales for people out of the area, who are unable to attend the two days of the Open House.

Special sales that will apply to both those attending the open house and mail orders are as follows:

10% off NYDP Composition Bodies In-Stock and Special Orders Placed During Open House

20% off all In-Stock Greenware and Soft-fired Greenware

40% off all In-Stock Synthetic Doll Wigs From Monique Trading

10% off all In-Stock Mohair and Human Hair Wigs (Bravot wigs not included)

20% off all In-Stock China Paints and Mediums

20% off all Metal and Wooden Base Doll Stands

20% off all In-Stock Doll Patterns

Other selected items too numerous to mention will also be on special for those attending!!

 Land of Oz Dolls

Land of Oz Dolls

If you are planning on attending the open house that weekend and have some extra time, it will also coincide with weekend events at Picket Fence in Lanark and Prairie Path Sampler in Mt. Carroll. You won’t want to miss these two great shops. If you want to spend the night in the area to enjoy some of the other attractions, please contact me on the availability of a room at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. 

I hope to see you September 5th or 6th! Have a great summer! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink